October 2012

Hello My Name is..BJ Payne (Coach)

Author:  | Photographer: Mark Staff Photography

Hi, My name is BJ Payne, but my friends call me coach. You may have seen me coaching Hilton Head High School Football or around the island with my family. I grew up in the boring/ exciting town of Massillon, Ohio.

When I was five, my heroes were my parents, and now my parents are the people I most admire. It’s been 9 months since I first came to Hilton Head Island, and to me, the biggest change is our football program.

If someone were to ask me for advice about perseverance, I would tell them to research Muhammed Ali. My line of work is teaching/coaching and I chose this profession because of making a difference in kids’ lives.

If I were mayor of HHI/Bluffton, my first order of business would be to build a water park.

My favorite time of the year on HHI/Bluffton, is fall because it is football season.

In closing, when you turn the page, I hope you remember to get to know people, but definitely not to just see an image.

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